Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Frankly I'd Rather Be in the Yard Part 2

Some of you asked for pictures and so here they are. This is a view from the back porch of the left hand side of the back yard and Mac's garden. The property goes into the woods and down to the creek and the creek is our property line. It's such a lovely view for us. The picture on the left is a partial picture of the front yard and the entrance to the patio area. The middle picture is of the blue berry beds and one of the apple trees. The picture on the right is the preparation of the patio, getting the potted plants ready to put inside on the bricks.

















The drive way that leads down to our cozy cabin.
The view of the back of our place peach orchard Blueberry beds










The last is a picture of one of Mac's tomato beds...so far he has three beds, with a total of 64 tomato plants which he grew himself. We have not bought a single vegetable plant...Mac's green thumb does it all. He grew the fruit trees from seed...we have a nice fruit orchard going, apple trees, Victoria Plum, Peach trees and blueberries...We will have watermelons, cantaloupe, tomato, okra, beans, peas , squash and pumpkin in the garden this year. You know for retired people though, I don't think we have ever been quite this tired! Hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I enjoyed taking you around.









34 comments:

JanaBanana said...

Hi Sandi :) Man your yard looks like a golf course its so HUGE!

Hey what name did you pick for the kitten? I left a few idea's...

And when do I get a link on your lovely little page?

Talk to you soon :)

justabeachkat said...

Thanks for sharing photos. Wow...you certainly have alot to take care of.

Hugs!
Kat

Jeni said...

Boy, I sure am glad it is you and Mac and not me tending to all that yard work and gardening. For openers, those plants and such would never survive under my tutelage as I definitely have a black thumb of plant death!

Tara said...

Sandi

That's a yard? Here, it's a park! hee-hee! Nice!

I am doing a giveaway for my 100th post, stop in!

Sandy said...

Fabulous yard! Thanks for giving us all a better visual for your previous post.
Have a lovely day!!
Sandy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sandi, We have acres of grass to cut too...well he cuts...I don't. How do you keep the deer from ruining everything? The first year we lived here we had such a beautiful garden and then the deer discovered us and boom...no more gardens. This year all gardening is being done on the deck in planters. 64 tomato plants? Whatever do you do with all the tomatoes? Can them? Have a super great day. ~ Lynn

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It looks simply exhausting. I am truly impressed that all those plants were raised from seed!

Do you have a plan in place if the summer is as droughty as last?

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Okay, this will shock you, I'm sure...but the tomato seeds you sent me didn't take. Yeah, I know. It was mostly my fault. My thumbs are black as coal and the sooner I face that fact, the better off the world's greenery will be. But I'm going to have to share some of the tomoto debacle blame with Randey. Somehow, the King of TDY Trips Out of Town, decided that it was HIS job to water the seedlings whenever he was IN town. Never bothering to ask if I was watering them, too. And heck, it didn't occur to me that HE would water them! By the time I caught on, the damage was done. (heavy sigh) Farm fresh tomatoes are just not in the cards for me. Unless I hop the fence and raid my neighbor's garden by the light of the moon....(and without some sort of trampoline device handy, there'll BE no fence hopping coming from ME, I can assure you!)

NeereAnDear said...

OMgoodness I love your yard!!! ALL THAT SPACE!! fabulous space!! what fun you can have fixing that place up and havine all that room to walk and wander...

LUCKY YOU!!

HUGS

JO

Sandi McBride said...

I'm having so much fun with this and yesterday I set up an herb garden (container) on an old bakers rack...I'll take a photo of it when the plants are up...I'm praying we don't have drought problems this year, and so far...but we will water at least once a week anyway...especially the melons. Glad you like our efforts. It's what I live for and I get it from my Mama

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Now that's a yard! Hope you have an abundant crop of great veggies. We just planted a few little tomato plants & always look forward to the bounty.

xo,
Rhoda

Uncle Joe said...

I'd rather be in your yard too.

Lori said...

Sandi, your yard looks so pretty...the garden looks well underway...we were still having frost warnings a few days ago, so a little early for gardens here...i did work in my flower beds the last two days and i am so happy to be outside and seeing things grow...yeah spring!!!

joan said...

Hi Sandi,

When you get the watermelons ready, give me a call. I love watermelons. You have to show us all of your goodies when they are ready! Love the tour Sandi.

Mima said...

Sandi, so sorry to be slow off the mark, and your garden sounds and looks wonderful. Very clever way to get Mac going with the pond - tactics at work there! No wonder you are so tired, it must take so much upkeep, but if you love it, then it is worth it!

Jamie Dawn said...

Thanks for sharing pics.
You have a wonderful place there!
Retired means that you just keep getting tired, over and over again.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for sharing your photos - what a beautiful place!

Christine of Epiphany said...

Geeeee~ so pretty! You have such a lovely place, Sandi!

Stacey said...

Oh Sandi I went and fixed dinner while this comp loaded and STILL cannot get all the pics today. I'm not sure why, but I really wanted to see! I do see the lane, and wow. You're incredibly blessed to live on such beautiful property indeed. When shall I plan on visitng? :) xoxoxo

Lee said...

Great photos, Sandi! I love the garden with gate and the view of tall trees. Your house doesn't seem dwarfed by the 4 acre yard. :) Tell your Koi that someday Lee will come feed them special treats.

Hugs!

Jeanne said...

Wow okay maybe that is a bit tiring to take care of hehe. Beautiful though! All your fresh veggies sound wonderful! What'd you think of Idol last night? Right decision for sure and how about the final three?

Country Cottage Chic said...

Your garden looks huge - lots of grass to mow!

The Lehners in France said...

Wow, I'm coverting your very tidy veg plot. Mine is so fertile the weeds seem to be overtaking the veggies. Will you post a photo of your kitten? Debs

Brenda said...

Girl that yard is looking good. When you get done i will come get you to work in mine!

jenn and jacqui at the bowerbirds nest said...

Hi hon,

Miss Sandi you have one HUGE expanse of fine land there! How fantastic, my Pa and Mac would LOVE to compare notes on those tomatoes for one thing!!! Remember the photo of my Pa on the swing, he was at it again yesterday! lol Sandi we just caught up with your posts, reading from way back with high anxiety and nerves, on the outcome of your Daddy's health and we are so relieved he will be okay. What a fine man he is. Age is a number to these gentlemen of his generation! You must be exhausted. Well Mothers Day is for you hon, a nice cup of Yorkshire Tea to start the day and some R & R! Take care, hon, we'll fly by again soon dear lady :)

Hugs and much love,
Jenn and Jacqui xo

smilnsigh said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaa, pics! :-)

Happy Mother's Day to you!

And yes, this is a generic comment.

I'm just out of time. Yet I can't not keep commenting. Please forgive a generic one.

Yes, I am hopeless. You can say it. -shakes head- I'm hopeless.

Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am coveting your tomato bushes. I have decided to give it up this year... the last 2 years the fat green worms ate more than I did. I will just buy mine at the market.

I'll just starve those green worms!

windycorner said...

Beautiful, Sandi-it's the Garden Of Eatin'. I'm very jealous, especially after paying $2.99 a pound for tomatoes yesterday. You'll be having vine ripe cantelopes, too. What a luxury!
Holley

jennifer said...

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Be blessed.

Jennifer

Terri and Bob said...

Wow. I love that yard. You must love being outside, although I had already gathered that. I am under the weather, at such a poor time of year, when I am trying to close a school year and open summer school!

Kari & Kijsa said...

What wonderful photos!! Happy Mother's Day! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family.

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Sandy said...

Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Sandy ;)

Katherines Dream said...

Thank you Sandi I did enjoy my little walk around your lovely yard! I would not call it a yard though...more an estate. It looks Big.
Good on Mac, love a man with green fingers, show a caring personality.
Hugs,
Carolxx

bj said...

these photos are great! gosh almighty you have a lot of work there in that garden and hugh yard...wears me out, just lookin' at it all...
gonna have some delicious tomatoes, tho.
I am trying container gardening this yr.....just a couple of tomato vines this round, to see how it works..we are so lazy in our old age and would rather spend time at the park with a grandkid or at the mall, having ice cream with them...lol